Native Minnesotan Rescued By Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard has rescued 14 crew members of a replica tall ship caught in Hurricane Sandy's wrath.
One of the rescued crew members is a native Minnesotan.
John Svendsen has been on board the H-M-S Bounty for the last three years. The ship capsized and sunk.
Svendsen was carefully lifted from 18 foot seas by helicopter. The rescue happened about 90 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
His mom, Joann, tells KSTP she was able to speak with her son late Monday afternoon. Her son is recovering at a hospital in North Carolina. He is on pain medicine and one hand has a cast on it, but he will be okay.
"He said he was fine, everything the matter with him was healable," Joann Svendsen said. "It was a very tense morning for us, but now we know he's fine and can heal."
Svendsen went to Brainerd High School.
The H-M-S Bounty visited Duluth two years ago and it attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year.
The captain of the ship is still missing and a female crew member has been found unresponsive.